Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Footsteps

Location: Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire) - Berkeley Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The sounds of a person walking on the staircase are often heard, though the figure is never seen.


 
 


Hooded Figure

Location: Thurgoland (Yorkshire) - Wortley Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2011
Further Comments: Photographer Paul Cocker claimed to have caught a phantom hooded figure in a doorway of this public house, although the image published online by a local newspaper looks slightly suspect.


 
 


Lady May

Location: Tipton (Staffordshire) - The Park public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Lady May was the young daughter of a squire who suffered a major haemorrhage and died in the attic. Since then, the loft has been home to bangs, crashes, and a light switch which insists on turning itself on.


 
 


The Captain

Location: Toddington (Bedfordshire) - Bedford Arms public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: More often heard walking in the upper parts of the building than seen, the few witnesses who have spotted 'The Captain' say he is a large bearded man wearing a seafaring uniform.


 
 


The Landlord's Daughter

Location: Toddington (Bedfordshire) - The Bell public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Poltergeist activity in the kitchen is blamed on a former landlord's daughter who died in the room after a fit. It is reported that one landlord left in 1995 after being repeatedly woken at night by an unseen presence, and his replacement actually spotted the girl's apparition.


 
 


Lady with Large Hat

Location: Tonbridge (Kent) - The Cardinal's Error public house, Lodge Oak Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen sitting at the base of a bed by two different ladies, the true history of this ghost is unknown.


 
 


Civil War Horse

Location: Towcester (Northamptonshire) - Brave Old Oak public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several ghosts are said to haunt this pub, including a horse from the Civil War, a child, and something in the cellar.


 
 


Screaming Children

Location: Trowse (Norfolk) - White Horse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: As well as the upset children, witnesses have reported hearing footsteps along deserted corridors in the pub, and pictures have fallen from the walls without reason. The landlord claims to have managed to capture 'orbs' flying around the building on CCTV.


 
 


Young Girl

Location: Truro (Cornwall) - The Star public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to have been murdered close by, this forlorn shade now occasionally pops up in the pub.


 
 


Friar

Location: Truro (Cornwall) - William the Forth public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Built on the site of a friary, the former occupants of which appear reluctant to leave.


 
 


Cowboy

Location: Tunstall (Staffordshire) - Ancient Briton Public House (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2006
Further Comments: A video recorded on a mobile phone was said to contain the image of a ghostly cowboy, though the 'ghost' resembles light flare. A previous landlord claimed his child spoke to the phantom cowboy, who would move the child's socks.


 
 


Landlord's Wife

Location: Turville (Buckinghamshire) - Bull and Butcher public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: The sound of barrels being moved has been reported coming from the cellar, though on investigation everything is always in the correct place. A ghostly woman has been spotted a couple of times, and is thought to be the shade of a publican's wife who was murdered in the 1940s.


 
 


Mr Chicket

Location: Upham (Hampshire) - Brushmakers Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Chicket was murdered for his money while staying at the pub. Even though this event occurred a couple of hundred years ago, his shadowy form still flits around the site.


 
 


Chickett

Location: Upham (Hampshire) - Brushmaker's Arms public house, Shoe Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Murdered for his vast wealth, Mr Chickett can sometimes be heard counting his former fortune. Phantom footfalls have also been reported in the building


 
 


Growing Hound

Location: Uplyme (Devon) - Lane near Black Dog public house
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The black dog here grows in size until the size of the local trees, when it turns into vapour and vanishes. A local tale reports it haunted a farmhouse that once stood nearby - the farmer once chased the dog away, and it vanished into the ceiling of one of the rooms; on examination, he found much gold hidden in the roof where it disappeared.


 
 


Knife Thrower

Location: Upminster (Essex) - Masons Arms public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: April 2009
Further Comments: The East London Paranormal Research Society visited this site after staff reported poltergeist activity, including a butter knife which was thrown from an empty kitchen. The society claimed to make contact with a sixteenth century witch and a young boy.


 
 


Lady in Red

Location: Upper Halling (Kent) - Black Boy public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: While the normal pub poltergeist activities also apply here (visitors have been poked and electrical appliances have been unplugged), there have also been sightings of a woman in red drifting silently near the staircase and of a child in the upper part of the building.


 
 


Crying Girl

Location: Upton Snodsbury (Hereford & Worcester) - Royal Oak public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Once a month (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This young girl was killed by the head of the household, who grew sick of listening to her constant crying. He threw the child out of the window, and she died immediately. The sounds of crying are now heard, abruptly ending with a short sharp scream.


 
 


Red Eyed Man

Location: W1 (Greater London) - John Snow public house, Broadwick Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This man with red eyes looks as if he is in terrible pain, and sits alone in the furthest corner of the bar. Just outside the pub, a phantom water pump was seen several times, though it has vanished since a real one was installed.


 
 


Prisoners

Location: W1 (Greater London) - Rose and Crown public house, Old Park Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once housed in the basement of this pub prior to hanging, the shades of those killed are still lurking here.


 
 


The Condemned

Location: W2 (Greater London) - Mason's Arms public house, Upper Berkeley Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The cellars of this public house were once used to hold prisoners due to be hanged from the nearby Tyburn Tree (now only marked by a plaque). Their presence lingers on.


 
 


Bar Walker

Location: W5 (Greater London) - West Five public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: A former employee at this pub recalled how staff would see someone walking through the bar out of the corner of their eye, even though the area would be empty. The same event would also occur in the cellar.


 
 


Ethel

Location: Walsall (West Midlands) - Starting Gate public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: February 2003
Further Comments: This entity, named by locals as a former landlady, has been known to clean and tidy up after messy customers have left.


 
 


Old Car

Location: Ware (Hertfordshire) - Ware High Street at the roundabout in front of 'The Waterfront' public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1998
Further Comments: A very old fashioned car driven by a determined looking man materialised along the road here, causing a female motorist to perform an emergency stop. The vehicle then vanished as quickly as it had appeared, leaving one very puzzled witness.


 
 


Dick Peabody

Location: Warrington (Cheshire) - Lower Angel tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghostly figure is blamed whenever a member of staff has their bottom pinched...


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